Marianne Faithfull being treated for coronavirus in hospital

Telegraph reporters
Faithfull, 73, has contracted pneumonia - Peter Byrne/PA
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Marianne Faithfull is being treated for coronavirus in hospital.

Her agent Francois Ravard said the 73-year-old is in a stable condition and is "responding to treatment".

The singer-songwriter, who has contracted pneumonia, is being treated in a London hospital.

Mr Ravard said: "She is stable and responding to treatment, we all wish her well and a full and speedy recovery."

Faithfull became famous amid the swinging scene of the 1960s. Her hits include As Tears Go By, which was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

In addition to her music career, Faithfull has also acted in films including Girl On A Motorcycle, as well as theatre productions.

The singer has had a number of health issues, including hepatitis C and breast cancer. She has also talked about her struggles with drug use and anorexia.

A number of other celebrities including Idris Elba and Tom Hanks have revealed they had tested positive for Covid-19.